Thanks to the Internet, Jerusalem seems closer than ever—but thanks to her government’s policy, remains out of reach
Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
Abel Meeropol’s ‘Strange Fruit’ gets remixed into Yeezus in a manner worthy of its creator, for song of the year
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
An ancient principle of Judaism, debated at length in the Oral Law, is that it is a sin to count Jews—or is it?
My family’s history gave me a pedigree as a Jewish New Yorker—until a visit revealed how quickly the past disappeared
When I got married, my sheitel was a symbol of my vows and my Orthodoxy. Then it became a symbol of my discontent.
Plus Israel goes to California, Weiner on “chutzpah,” and more in the news
Get your poorly kept beards ready
19th-century Russians sue for trademark violation
Plus Wisse kvells over Yiddish, Israel sells itself, and more
Plus new U.S. Syria envoy also killed Jesse James, and more
President needs a 75 on midterms to avoid being held back a year
N.Y. congressman gives Jon Stewart ‘naches’
Plus J.D.’s Jewishness Unease, blustery Dubai, and more
Plus frum dating, ‘nasology,’ Huckabee in Jerusalem, and more
Obama to attend controversial breakfast; Jew-groups silent
The speeches at Herzliya, protecting the kids from Judaism, and more
Rabbi Michael Lerner emails to call out the president, in the cause of tikkun olam
Warns against repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
But the U.S. may not really want them
Plus Israel cracks down on (Palestinian) dissidents, and more in the news
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past